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the lightning hit. never been a big fan of lightning. >> not really, especially not. this also blew out the neighbor's computer. the surge protector didn't work. >> reporter: ed and his daughter live a block away. they were home when the lightning struck. >> i never heard nothing like this before. roaring thunder but this one was so sharp and penetrating, you could have your hair stand on your arms. >> reporter: others saw the fire company respofnltd the fire drew crew as far away as graysonville. >> then the fire went off. thought a tree would fall on the house. >> reporter: for now, it's up to the insurance company to determine how much damage was done. >> so far this year lightning as load to the death of one american in anne arundel county. a man was standing on a pier last month when a bolt of lightning struck him. >>> you have to be careful with the lightning. we're already emphasizing that -- that and flooding, which don't get much press but both of those are the two biggest killers. no flooding rain or leeting in. all sweeps returning clear. that's a good thing. show you our sat
this morning. there in time's square, people watched on a number of big tv screens. crowds in florida witnessed the last launch, live. these were images from the roadways were people stopped the cars and crossed the road to get the best vantage point. now, the last launch was a must see event at the maryland science center in the inner harbor. people packed the center to watch the launch on the big screen set up just for the occasion. many were upset that the program is coming to a close, folks pointed out, this isn't the end of space exploration for the u.s.. they want to go to the moon and back to mars. they need a different delivery system to get people there. the shuttle has done its service. it's time to move on now. they've built the international space station. >> reporter: they'll have a live tv feed as well. >>> today was a big day for the owners of a charles village pub, they're rebuilding the restaurant. fire burned it to the ground in january. the new pub will have more space and include a rooftop deck and patio and more employees. they'll be back open by next year. >>> a panel on t
big problems. the rainy weather forced 170,000 people to evacuate. mud slides damaged a bridge, the heavy rain affected traffic in some areas are expected to get even more rain. check this out, look at these clouds hanging over colorado. heavy rains, hail, beating up adams county, leaving a trail of ice balls and water puddles alongsides of the roads. cold front moved in earlier this week setting the stage for severe summer storms. >> now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate. >> jamie, one of those days you sit on the deck, ac, you have to go where the ac is. 92 degrees right now, but the humidity is off the chart. the dew point values are up around 70. sticky, sticky conditions out there. no question about that. hazy sunshine the story most of the day here in charm city. a few clouds bellow up later in the afternoon. for the most part, we stayed clear out the frederick way, just more of that hot, hazy sunshine and similar scenario in annapolis. let's take a look at maryland's most powerful radar right now and bottom
down. that's a big deal for state officials. >>> the unemployment rate is high at 9.2%, but there is some hope tonight. a new survey from the national association of business economists finds hiring a likely to pick up between now and the end of the year. 43% of companies are likely to increase employment over the next six months. none of them plan to do layoffs. another positive trend is numerous jobs are offering. 5 to 10% have multiple job offers. who is landing these offers? mostly company executives. >>> baltimore city fire department has us is spended their ems training program amid-a cheating scandal. a few firefighter recruits were found with exam materials before they began being tested. they also ordered an internal investigation and each recruit was tested back in june will be retested. >>> a plan to build some condos is sitting neighbor against neighbor. ♪ whoa, whoa! 10:00 and 2:00, buddy. eyes on the road, right? hands on the wheel. [ male announcer ] the want-it, need-it... stay focused. [ male announcer ] ...gotta-have-it taste of mcdonald's burger
on by an elephant. those are the animal's pools. that's one way to help them beat the heat. it reminds you of a big fat cousin when swimming down the ocean. they love their elephant size pool on a day like this. although evolution and life taught them many other ways to stay cool, they flap their big ears because it cools their blood. >> you can see she's coated in mud all the time. she goes more for the facial route than the pool treatment. >> reporter: cake on dirt. it keeps the water trapped in the wrinkles. for critters who would rather be hunting seal, frozen smelt on ice is the best way to beat the high heat. the polar bears are remarkably lay daptable but they have to watch them and be careful for signs of heat stress. >> look for overly panting if it's sweltering. we watch the heat index a lot. if we anticipate it being a hot day, then we take all the precautions. >> reporter: for some animals, however, this heat is nosmght cam mess are used to drier heat. some animals have cool houses to get out of the sun. this one has a fan for the know owls. for prairie dogs, nothing stops them from bei
minutes, we'll talk about the big rides. we went on them and we'll show them to you live in a few minutes. we'll head back 88 miles south in a minute. >> lots to do, looks like a great day. thank you. >>> the case of dominique strauss-kahn, the man was expected to be france's next president and he was taken down by new york accusation. prosecutors now say that the rock solid case may be falling apart because of questions about his accuser. here's the latest. >> reporter: dominique strauss- kahn walked out of court free after prosecutors said they had reason to reassess the strength of the case. >> it's clear that the strength of the case has been affected by the credibility issues relating to the witnesses, we're not moving to dismiss the case at this time. >> reporter: part of the reason for the doubt is that the investigators uncovered records that could link the maid to criminal activity. there's a bomb shell that could unravel the case. dominique strauss-kahn has been under house arrest and 24 hour surveillance. that was also lifted during the court hearing and his lawyer was thrilled
months ago. he says it will be a big part of his legislation. churches won't be performed to -- won't be required to perform ceremonies. it will affect families and equal rights. other states found a way to protect the fundamental beliefs. therefore, in the 2012 legislative session, i'm sponsor the legislation that protects the religious freedom and marital equality rights equally under the law. >> now, as you may recall, they passed the senate and stalled in the house of delegates. >>> thank you. 17 years after it went into effect, the pentagon is repealing the don't ask, don't tell policy. this comes two weeks after they were told that ending the ban wouldn't affect readiness. president obama certified the change that will be in effect in 60 days. there's opposition that worry it could erode troupe cohesion >>> new york is the 6th state to allow same sex marriage. it's good for the local economy they say. massachusetts allowed same sex marriage since 2004. it's contributed $100 million to the economy. weddings boost hotels and tourism industry. also, it helps real estate. same sex
to the deficit, president obama says, we have to think big. >> now is the time to deal with the issues. if not now, when? >> he doesn't want a temporary deal, he wants a big deal. the democrats say that john boehner allowed to put it on the table and let the tax cuts expire. >> unfortunately, over the weekend, speaker baner said, i can't deliver and produce on my side. >> the republicans weren't on board for raising revenue. the president continues to insist on raising taxes and they're not serious enough about fundamental -- entailment reform. >> what's appalling is to see the republican colleagues essentially providing extortion. >> the goal is a deal before the next few weeks. that's when they'll run out of money. the u.s. government could default for the first time. the credit will be downgraded. you'll see good afternoon across the economy and the global economy. >> that scenario, social security checks and military paychecks go unspent. stock markets tank and that leads to massive lay offs. >>> well, you're looking for a way to avoid a ticket? well, there's an app for that. this
your family into some place new, you may do a home inspection, there's a big secret nobody has to share. tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how you could move into a meth lab. could be very hazardous to your family. drugs are a huge problem here in maryland. since 2004, police busted 13 labs, but they can be hard to track, because the labs can pop up and disappear quickly and their impact is lasting. >>> doesn't seem like a lot, but it might be 13 places that were not cleaned up properly, that families live in now, maybe a hotel room that was a mess. cook one night, two nights later a family is occupying it. >> tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how to track former meth labs. if you want to see those signs that your home may have been a meth lab in the past. does your house have a criminal past? you'll see our story pop up. we put this clickable interactive feature on the bottom of this story. you can basically look at the home itself and click on different target signs so you can see what they are frosted or blacked out windows. go inside the house itself to see other signs that might pop
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. >>> there will be fireworks tonight in fullerton, annapolis, bell air but the big daddy at inner harbor. we go live to christian schaffer. can you feel police presence? >> reporter: they always say they bring out the uniformed officers. there will be officers here tonight not in uniforms. we are starting to see some of the festival goers getting into the inner harbor l. has been music playing since noon today and that will go on right up until the show starts at 9:30 tonight. the actual fireworks are about a mile to our south in curtis bay and will be flying over us when the show actually starts. that is where two barges have been stacked up. you look for different kinds of fireworks. it is the 30th anniversary of the national aquarium. they are deploying jellyfish shells. we'll see what those look like. we're talking about half moon shells. in all more than 1400 shells going to go up in the show that is 18 minutes long all synchronized to music. they say it is going to be a great show and also a safe one. >> safety is our number one concern. we always do everything above and beyond safety requirem
guess the big line is the health department test tells us this type of meningitis is not airborne. family and friends are receiving antibiotics just to be safe but we're told they too are at low risk. early this morning the health department met with workers at the kurt avenue station there they addressed questions as best they could. >> after consultation with infectious disease experts at the state health department as well as the centers for disease control, we have determined that there is virtually no public health risk from this sad and unfortunate event. > >> reporter: all right again we have a 46-year-old mta worker dying of meningitis. the health department believes the general public is safe but they are going to keep a close tab on this situation as will we. jamie costello abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot jamie. we have new information tonight on that fire that left about 25 people in owings mills without a place to stay. we've also learned whether fire at the morning side apartment complex spread to some of the units. >> reporter: two stage three- alarm fire at the morn
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